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MovieDiva Film Series Presents
Destry Rides Again
- Wed, Jul 19
A pacifist sheriff tames the wild frontier town of Bottleneck with brains instead of bullets. “Destry Rides Again” deftly mixes comedy and drama within the classic cleaning-up-the-town genre of Western. Tom Destry is not just a parody of typical two-gun cowboy hero, but also of the “crackerbarrel philosopher” a rural man of the people, who typically uses his wit to combat political corruption. Feisty Marlene sings one of her signature songs, “See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have.” It highlights role reversal, not just with the male and female leads, but making the classic barroom brawl between women, instead of men.